Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dharma Baseball

There was a great article in the New York Times today about an addition to the New York Public Library archive... Jack Kerouac -- the original counter-culture poster boy -- created and obsessively updated a personal fantasy baseball league. Read it here: Kerouac as Sportsfan It's amazing how much mystique we attach to some writers' names, and so difficult to imagine them as having a life beyond our conceptualization. Jack Kerouac collecting baseball minutiae to enter in the stats sheets of his imaginary baseball teams? How wonderfully normal for a man who is etched into our collective imagination as the quintessential outcast rebel.

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